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February 4, 2001
Grayson Homes has a model open and 21 home sites remaining at River Downs, a golf course community in Carroll County. The Finksburg community offers homes on 2- to-4-acre sites. The homes are on well-and-septic systems and come with a two-zoned electric heat pump system and electric cooking. Grayson offers seven home plans ranging from 2,500 square feet to 3,500 square feet, with base prices from $349,990 to $389,990. Standard interior features include a two-car side-entry garage, masonry fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen and garden baths.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | September 25, 2002
River Hill striker Justin Hughes said he remembers going to soccer games when he was 8 or 9 years old to watch Bill Stara coach. Yesterday at Atholton, he was part of a milestone, 300th victory for Stara as No. 1-ranked River Hill defeated the Raiders, 5-1. "He's a great coach who always knows what to say at the right time," Hughes said. "It was a special day, although he didn't want to make a big deal of 300. "He told us before the game that he didn't want it to overshadow what the team is trying to do. But there was a different feeling today.
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NEWS
By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1997
A River Downs resident wants the County Commissioners to turn down a zoning request that, if approved, could put a conference center in the middle of his expensive neighborhood.Ken Strong told commissioners Donald I. Dell and Richard T. Yates, sitting as the county Zoning Board at a meeting last week, that he and "a number of residents" share the same concerns."We are fundamentally opposed to a hotel and banquet facility in the heart of our residential community," he said.Richard A. Moore, developer of the 500-acre golf course community in Finksburg, told the board that a 24-room golf lodge and 200-seat banquet facility would "round out the amenity package at River Downs."
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | January 31, 2002
Nine and counting for the Severna Park girls basketball team. The No. 14 and visiting Falcons recorded a county-best ninth consecutive victory by staging a fourth-quarter comeback to edge No. 19 South River, 51-47, in Edgewater last night. Severna Park, which improved to 13-4 overall and leads the county with a 10-1 mark, rallied from a 12-point deficit in the third quarter by virtue of a strong defensive effort. Employing a full-court press in the second half, the Falcons registered eight steals in the period and 14 overall.
BUSINESS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2002
William F. Chaney visited the River Downs golf course near Finksburg this month and fell in love with it. So he and his partners are buying it for $3.25 million, and plan eventually to turn it into a private club. The 156-acre championship course was to have been sold at auction today, after a foreclosure filed last month in Carroll County Circuit Court that listed about $2.9 million owed. The auction was canceled pending the expected settlement, said Jonathan A. Melnick, president of Melnick--Newell Since 1907 auctioneers.
NEWS
By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1998
The developer of a 500-acre golf course community in Finksburg has abandoned plans to make a 24-room golf lodge and 200-seat banquet facility part of its amenities.Instead, it will provide a 400-member swim club that would include a pool house, swimming pool, wading pool, croquet court and two tennis courts.The county planning commission approved the site plan for the swim club by a 5-1 vote yesterday after requiring the developer to do a traffic study for the project.River Downs developer Richard A. Moore, president of Gaylord Brooks Investment Co. Inc., initially sought planning commission support for a zoning change that would have allowed him to build a golf lodge on the site.
NEWS
By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,SUN STAFF | August 20, 1997
River Downs, a 500-acre golf course community in Finksburg, wants to make a 24-room golf lodge and banquet facility part of its amenities.To do that, the developer needs a change in county zoning law that would make a "golf and country club lodge" a conditional use in a conservation district.The lodge is needed to pay for a swim club, Westminster attorney John T. Maguire II told planning commission members yesterday.Maguire wanted the planning commission to recommend that the County Commissioners approve the zoning change.
BUSINESS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | December 22, 2001
The River Downs golf course near Finksburg is to be offered for sale at auction next month, after a foreclosure action filed this week in Carroll Circuit Court. "We intend to sell the property," said Richard A. Moore, president of Gaylord Brooks Investment Co. Inc. of Phoenix, a party in the River Downs Golf Course Limited Partnership that is named as the defendant. "The golf course is a nice golf course," Moore said. "It needs to be redesigned" to accommodate golfers with high handicaps who find it too difficult, he said.
NEWS
November 17, 1996
Bank manager named to advisory boardBen C. Rogers has been appointed by the governor's office to the Springfield State Hospital Citizens Advisory Board.Rogers, manager of Carroll County Bank and Trust Co.'s Eldersburg branch, will work with the staff and patients at Springfield on primary-care needs.The advisory board is made up of citizens and business leaders who develop community understanding of the needs of those with mental disorders.Rogers also is president of the South Carroll Business Association.
BUSINESS
April 23, 2000
River Downs Grayson Homes has a model open at River Downs in Finksburg. The Carroll County community offers home sites of more than 2 acres adjacent to the River Downs golf course. The model, the Auburn, starts at $373,990 for 3,500 square feet. The first floor consists of a 14-by-14-foot dining room, 14-by- 14-foot living room, 14-by-12-foot library, 16-by-16-foot family room, 26-by-14-foot kitchen and breakfast area, powder room, laundry room and two-car garage. The second floor features a 14-by-12-foot bedroom, 13-by-14- foot bedroom, 14-by-12-foot bedroom, 10-by-10-foot sitting room, 14-by-18-foot master bedroom with master bath and walk-in closet.
BUSINESS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2002
William F. Chaney visited the River Downs golf course near Finksburg this month and fell in love with it. So he and his partners are buying it for $3.25 million, and plan eventually to turn it into a private club. The 156-acre championship course was to have been sold at auction today, after a foreclosure filed last month in Carroll County Circuit Court that listed about $2.9 million owed. The auction was canceled pending the expected settlement, said Jonathan A. Melnick, president of Melnick--Newell Since 1907 auctioneers.
BUSINESS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | December 22, 2001
The River Downs golf course near Finksburg is to be offered for sale at auction next month, after a foreclosure action filed this week in Carroll Circuit Court. "We intend to sell the property," said Richard A. Moore, president of Gaylord Brooks Investment Co. Inc. of Phoenix, a party in the River Downs Golf Course Limited Partnership that is named as the defendant. "The golf course is a nice golf course," Moore said. "It needs to be redesigned" to accommodate golfers with high handicaps who find it too difficult, he said.
NEWS
By Tom Horton and By Tom Horton,SUN STAFF | May 25, 2001
Leon Senft has been angling for American shad in the Susquehanna River for almost 50 years, long enough to remember the good old days before huge declines in springtime spawning runs led Maryland to close the season in 1980. But the York, Pa., fisherman says, "I never caught so many as in the last few years." Senft's fishing nowadays is all catch and release because shad runs on most Chesapeake Bay rivers remain extremely depressed and keeping any is forbidden in Maryland and Virginia.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2001
Grayson Homes has a model open and 21 home sites remaining at River Downs, a golf course community in Carroll County. The Finksburg community offers homes on 2- to-4-acre sites. The homes are on well-and-septic systems and come with a two-zoned electric heat pump system and electric cooking. Grayson offers seven home plans ranging from 2,500 square feet to 3,500 square feet, with base prices from $349,990 to $389,990. Standard interior features include a two-car side-entry garage, masonry fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen and garden baths.
BUSINESS
By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 21, 2001
An advertisement 30 years ago beckoned homebuyers to come see the lovely rolling hills of Carroll County, and nestled in those hills was Carroll County Trails in Finksburg. Today, while the county is a much different place, Finksburg has remained very much the same. "We made a good choice moving here," said Doris Edwards, who moved to the Carroll County Trails development with her husband, Jack, in 1974. Finksburg, situated along Route 140 between Reisterstown and Westminster, encompasses nearly 9,000 acres.
BUSINESS
April 23, 2000
River Downs Grayson Homes has a model open at River Downs in Finksburg. The Carroll County community offers home sites of more than 2 acres adjacent to the River Downs golf course. The model, the Auburn, starts at $373,990 for 3,500 square feet. The first floor consists of a 14-by-14-foot dining room, 14-by- 14-foot living room, 14-by-12-foot library, 16-by-16-foot family room, 26-by-14-foot kitchen and breakfast area, powder room, laundry room and two-car garage. The second floor features a 14-by-12-foot bedroom, 13-by-14- foot bedroom, 14-by-12-foot bedroom, 10-by-10-foot sitting room, 14-by-18-foot master bedroom with master bath and walk-in closet.
BUSINESS
August 3, 1997
Maryland Realtors conference Sept. 22-24Registration is open for the 1997 Maryland Association of Realtors conference Sept. 22-24 at Bally's Park Place in Atlantic City, N.J.The conference, sponsored by Provident Mortgage Corp., will offer 30 classes as well as a trade show that will feature 75 businesses and organizations. Some of the classes can be used for continuing education requirements wherein Realtors can earn up to 15 credits toward license renewal.Registration for members costs $160.
NEWS
November 30, 1995
A Littlestown, Pa., woman paid a heavy price for an act of kindness Saturday.Westminster police said that while helping a friend recover a lost dog, Tonya Lee Close said she placed her purse containing about $300 on the trunk of a parked car.The owner of that car returned and drove away, apparently not knowing the purse was on the trunk, police said.Witnesses told police that the purse fell off the car's trunk on Charles Street.A driver of a small blue car stopped, retrieved the purse from the street and drove away.
NEWS
July 29, 1998
A Reisterstown man who was seriously injured while mowing grass at River Downs in Finksburg on Monday remained in critical condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.Jeffrey J. Oyan, 20, of the 3400 block of Winterberry Road is employed by the River Downs Association. He was operating a lawn tractor about noon when, according to state police, he apparently shifted the 84-inch mower's transmission to neutral to gain more speed as he traveled downhill on the edge of Lawndale Road.
NEWS
By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1998
The developer of a 500-acre golf course community in Finksburg has abandoned plans to make a 24-room golf lodge and 200-seat banquet facility part of its amenities.Instead, it will provide a 400-member swim club that would include a pool house, swimming pool, wading pool, croquet court and two tennis courts.The county planning commission approved the site plan for the swim club by a 5-1 vote yesterday after requiring the developer to do a traffic study for the project.River Downs developer Richard A. Moore, president of Gaylord Brooks Investment Co. Inc., initially sought planning commission support for a zoning change that would have allowed him to build a golf lodge on the site.
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